School Calendar

Monday, November 24
Board of Education
Anticipated Executive Session
Auditorium, IEYMS

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Westchester County Cheerleading Championships
County Center
Tuesday, November 25
PTA Council Meeting
Wed, Nov 26 - Fri, Nov 28
Thanksgiving Holiday
Schools & Offices Closed


Today, 11/23/2014
High: 54 Low: 47
Mostly cloudy
6% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 11/24/2014
High: 68 Low: 49
Rain likely
59% chance of precipitation.

November 2014 

Dear Parents and Caregivers,


The lovely fall months are quickly coming to an end. Take a moment with your child to observe the majestic trees all around us. Every year the shades of yellow, orange and red take my breath away. I often wish we could hold on to the beauty of the season. As the wind turns into a cool breeze, I’m quickly reminded that the first part of the school year is coming to an end and winter will be upon us shortly.


I am extremely proud of all that we have accomplished in the past three months. Students, teachers and our PTA have been working diligently. Our children have completed their first unit in writing. Everyone has written a narrative essay. In reading, many of our children are beginning a non-fiction unit. On every grade level, children are learning how to utilize different math models to solve word problems. Our PTA had three successful fall fundraisers; the fall festival, the annual Halloween party and the Clemente catalog fundraiser.  We always welcome new parent volunteers.       


As we enter the winter months, please continue to support your children with homework. If questions arise, please feel comfortable contacting your child’s teacher via note, phone call or email. Jefferson parents signed a homework commitment in September on Meet the Teacher Night. We want all of our children to feel successful with tasks at home. Common Core homework may seem very different than the homework we received years ago, but we are determined to prepare our students for the 21st century. Feel comfortable speaking to your child’s teacher. We are partners. Remember, the more your child reads, the better he/she will be at reading.


Together, we will accept the diversity of all children, taking them forward on their educational journeys to reach their fullest potential, and encouraging their curiosity so they become successful lifelong learners.

Together, we will foster partnerships with the goal of encouraging student achievement by building on students' strengths and supporting their social and emotional development.

Together, we will continue to promote and enhance the educational development of every member (staff, students and parents) of the Jefferson Community.

Latest News

NR Fund Pancake Breakfast and Thanksgiving Parade

The New Rochelle Fund for Educational Excellence Annual Pancake Breakfast is this Saturday, November 22, 8:00-9:30am at NRHS. Please join us before the City of New Rochelle's Thanksgiving Parade!

Click here for Pancake Breakfast information
Click here for Thanksgiving Day Parade information

Black History Month - February 2015 - Call for Artist Submissions

, the Westchester Alliance of Black School Educators, an affiliate of NABSE, the National Alliance of Black School Educators, is proud to present its annual Black History Spoken Word and Art Exhibit. This year we commemorate the life, work and legacy of Dr. Maya Angelou by celebrating themes of Freedom and Empowerment through her poetry and spoken word. This theme allows students of all ages to make meaning through the arts. Participants can learn about Slavery, Segregation, the Harlem Renaissance and the Civil Rights Movement through the life and work of Dr. Maya Angelou.


Click here to find out how your class can participate and more about resources, requirements and deadlines

Huffington Post Partnership

Today, to mark this last day of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian Osborne begins a relationship with the Huffington Post. In his inaugural piece for the Education section, Dr. Osborne writes about a critical topic that's impacted our community and addresses the longstanding and meaningful relationship the CSDNR has nurtured with My Sisters' Place, a leading domestic violence awareness organization. You can find his piece below. It debuts on the front page of the Education section.

In the coming months, Dr. Osborne will address subjects in education that cut across local, state, and national lines, and he will bring sharp focus to the incredible breadth of talent and leadership in our entire District.


Please click here for more information


The CSDNR Parent Home Access Center

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CSDNR Magnet Open House Dates Now Available: for more information, click here.

2014 New York State English/Language Arts and Math Assessment Results

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has released ELA and Math assessment results. Please note that there was a technical error by the Lower Hudson Regional Information Center (LHRIC) in submitting the District's grade 5 math scores to NYSED. Grade 5 math scores were inaccurately displayed upon initial posting to NYSED's website and will be unavailable until the LHRIC and NYSED remedy the situation. Parent reports will be mailed by the LHRIC in September. For further inquiries please contact your school's administrator.

Please click here for CSD New Rochelle ELA and Math Assessment Results.

Please click here for more information from NYSED about statewide test results.

School Community Health Advisory Influenza Vaccine Fall 2014/Winter 2015

The district wishes to ensure that the importance of getting the Influenza vaccine does not get lost in all of the media and public discussion of Enterovirus D68 and even Ebola. See Frank Bruni’s recent NY Times column,
“Scarier Than Ebola”:  Click Here

Influenza is a serious and potentially deadly disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that ALL individuals 6 six months of age and older be vaccinated against Influenza.

The Flu virus changes genetically from year to year, so last year's Flu vaccine will not reliably protect you from this year's circulating Flu strains. Everyone needs to be vaccinated annually.

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Please click here for information from Dr. Korostoff, Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Curriculum & Instruction.  Para Español oprima aquí.

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Paperless Board Meetings

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